Nearly 60% of Americans say they’re more concerned that loosening stay-at-home measures will cause more spread of coronavirus than they are about what impact restrictions might have on the US economy, according to a new poll.
The NBC News/WSJ survey finds that 58% of registered voters worry the country will be too quick to lift the restrictions, leading the virus to spread and to more fatalities. By comparison, there was another 32% who are more concerned that the country will take too much time to ease the restrictions, which will take a toll on the economy.
There appeared to be a partisan impact on the responses — with 77% of Democratic respondents and 57% of independents reporting they more concerned about the spread of the virus than the economy. Meanwhile, Republicans were more divided with 39% more worried about the pandemic and 48% reporting that their greatest concern was about the economy, the poll said.
Source: NBC News
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